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New Orleans Airboat Ride

Highlights
  • Experience the Louisiana bayou with this airboat ride through the swamps
  • Customize your tour with multiple departure times and transportation options
  • Learn about the swamp’s history, environment, and wildlife from your guide
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New Orleans Airboat Ride
From US$ 39.99
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9:45am Large Boat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 9:45am; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
US$ 39.99
12pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 12:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
US$ 39.99
2pm Large Airboat Self Drive
This is a self drive option. Tour departs at 2:00pm; seats 15 to 25 passengers.
US$ 39.99
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Overview

Experience the Louisiana bayou outside of New Orleans on this airboat ride near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Learn about the historic swampland, just a short ride outside the city, teeming with wildlife through your guide’s commentary. This tour offers an excellent way to get out of the city and into Louisiana nature. Both self-drive and hotel pickup options are available to fit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

When booking, customize this tour to fit your schedule. You can choose from morning or afternoon departures; self-drive to the town of Jean Lafitte; or bus pickup at your New Orleans hotel.

Once you arrive at the launch site, step aboard your airboat (small boats accommodate six to eight passengers; large boats are limited to 25). Hold on to your seat as the fast, light boat takes off through the tidewater cypress swamp, which borders Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The flat-bottom airboat allows access to even the shallowest of water, where many tidal birds and swamp creatures make their homes.

Your guide narrates the sights, such as tupelo-gum trees and cypress trees covered with moss, as you whip through the water. Learn about the bayou’s native creatures, such as nutria, snakes, turtles, and alligators.

Back in Jean Lafitte, stop by the albino alligator exhibit or grab some food before leaving.
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Reviews (89)

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Super tour with Captain Sam

This was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We did the small air boat. We saw tons of alligators, including a mama gator guarding her nest. Our guide threw marshmallows to the alligators, kissed one and got one up close to the...More

Thank DallasChelsea
Reviewed 2 days ago
Exactly what we were looking for

About half the reason we wanted to do this was the airboat ride. We selected the higher cost of a smaller boat - which I recommend highly. The ride is a bit more fun, and the alligator feeding is closer to everyone.

Thank D1234792
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great day

This was my second time on an air boat and this was the best time. Our tour guide was great. He knew a lot about the land and the gators. He let us know that gators like marshmellows and he fed them to the gators....More

Thank Arielle W
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad you came back, Arielle! We're also glad your captain was able to point out so much wildlife native to the bayous! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful day with Captain Jay

Booked a 12 PM small boat tour about 3 days in advance over the phone. We were told that the pick-up would be from the hotel at 10:45. We were picked up promptly at 10:45 by Marcel who, after pickung up the remaining patrons, gave...More

2  Thank Maeldwyn
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review! We're glad both Captain Jay and Marcel showed you a great time on your tour! Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Super great time viewing the gators!

Had a blast! Pick up and delivery to and from your hotel. Located out in the bayou, this was a great tour, always wanted to ride on an airboat. In the office area, in captivity, they have a very rare albino alligator that would never...More

Thank William C
AirboatAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for leaving this amazing review, William! We're glad you were able to see so much wildlife out on the swamps! We hope to see you on your next trip to New Orleans!

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lcampos35
5 June 2018|
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Response from Yearomare | Reviewed this property |
I wore capris, athletic shoes, a t-shirt and a jacket. Oh, and don't forget your sunglasses!
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tbrown1476
23 April 2018|
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Response from Sandie B | Reviewed this property |
Probably about 4 hours...we got back in time to have a late lunch....best trip ever! Don't go on the plantation tour...took the whole day for a 45 minute tour...most of the time spent driving & waiting,.,better to drive your... More
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